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to updated information i received from the department of defense just yesterday on time of day detention cost for fiscal year 2012 are $448 million m. for fiscal year 2013 estimated at $454 million. do the math. 166 prisoners, $454 million. we are spending $2.7 million per year for each detainee held at guantÁnamo bay. what does it cost to put a prisoner and keep him in the safest and most secure prison in america in florence colorado? $78,000 a year. against 2.7 million we are spending at guantÁnamo. this would be fiscally responsible during ordinary economic times but it's even worse when the department of defense are struggling to deal with the impact of sequestration including the furloughs and cutbacks in training for our troops. every day the soldiers and sailors serving at guantÁnamo are doing a magnificent job under difficult circumstances. i went to the southern command in miami and i met with the men who were in charge of this responsibility. i can tell you that they are saddened by this assignment that they are doing exactly what they're supposed to do. at great risk and great s
, the department of defense at the top of the list, in making sure that those dollars go to american companies. but there are circumstances in which the buy-american provisions are waived. there are a number of ways that you can waive those provisions, but it's important for us to have full transparency and disclosure when the department of transportation and when fhwa is considering awarding a major project funded by american taxpayers to a foreign company. you see, when the buy-american statute is waived the requirement that american material be used is null and void. and so what this bill says is that when the fhwa provides public notice that they are considering waiving the buy-america clause for a particular project, that they include in that public notice a consideration of the impact on american jobs. it's worth knowing whether a waiver is simply going to result in the loss of ten american jobs or the loss of 500 american jobs, and this amendment very simply says that when a waiver to the buy-america law is pending, that we should know from the department of transportation and from fhwa
21 months. the confederates were confined to the sort of defensive warfare that they could least afford. after gettysburg, the sun never shone for the south again. but there were other costs for the confederacy imposed by gettysburg beyond the simple fact that defeat and discouragement and disarmament. the army of northern virginia reported 2592 killed, 12,700 would, and 4150 captured or missing after gettysburg. 20,451 casualties in all based on the data that we have collected by the army of northern virginia is chief medical officer, lafayette deal. i see alexander webb has come back. that's encouraging. but the mouse i was going to click has not. [laughter] [applause] >> powerful little thing, isn't it. there is our numbers. they look even worse in cold print. given the inadequacy of military record-keeping in the civil war, there were, for instance, no grace or registration years. these losses suffered by the army of northern virginia may have been even higher than these official figures. but even beyond the simple numerical shock of the casualty lists, lee's army suffered a
teams, prime minister, secretary of state, minister of defense, chief financial officer, united nations body with a few students, world bank body and arms dealers. put that into the other questionable side about human nature and eagerly play the role. and random stock market and random -- random events to determine the severity of emergencies or good fortune. we also have a center, this is not always but sometimes in the office that student is my best student, i want to use that student's skill sets so i asked that student would you use your ability to get in trouble so much and cause so much disruption to the good of the game and other students and they jump at the chance so that student has to have a two infold job. they are playing their role in the world peace game, trying to win the game, there are two objectives to solve the crises and raise asset values beyond the starting point, trying to do that, senator confusion agent and at the same time through this information, ambiguities, irrelevancies, misleading, they cannot lie out right, they are trying to destroy the entire game so
for managing park concessionaires so much of model used by the defense department and its base exchanges and recreational facilities and to pursue bonding and revolving loans. i would like to mention fenty the significant impact of sequestration from the budgetary cuts to the national park service and its related bureaus. sequestration was designed to be inflexible damaging and indiscriminate and it is. it is undermining the work we need to do one or many fronts. it's increasing increasing our backlogs and eroding our workforce and differing important work. to conclude the national park service will continue to pursue new and creative ways to address its funding needs and i want to thank our many partners who are here who have come to us with these ideas and i appreciate the support of congress to resolve this extraordinary challenge. thank you. >> director jarvis thank you very much. because of the numbers of senators here i'm just going to ask one question of director jarvis to get us started and recognize my colleagues. director jarvis or decades the park service has recommended expan
destroyed, we only have snippets of it, and she writes a very painful article called in defense of american sportsmanship. and for every argument that she gives for internment she gives one against it. and to conceal profoundly conflicted she is. she fights with fdr to adopt japanese-american families legally. she has japanese-american penpals in the camps. she sends packages to the camps. she writes, she is correspondence with justice william brennan in california -- william denton in california was a dissenting judge to try to use his decent arguments to fdr. and she doesn't make that publicly. she finally splits with fdr in 44 and comes out against him. but there's that very painful silence, and you can tell how distressed she is because she writes it chills my soul to think of american children behind barbed wire. so you can see. the second thing is, it's hard to explain but it has to do with, with some internal behind the scenes deliberations about how to get breckenridge long fired. and breckenridge long, was a very old political ally of fdr. played a huge role in his nomination in 19
commissioned by the then secretary of defense robert mcnamara. basically put together for him in the late 1960's to sort of answer the question, how did we become involved in the war in vietnam. one could say maybe we should have asked those questions before we became involved with the war in vietnam. put together a lot of scholars to write this summary, starting in 1945 right after world war ii how of the u.s. gradually and then with ever greater speed became involved in the war in vietnam. and this at a time when the war was not going well trying to get out of it. very, very difficult. and when i was retained in 1971, when the new york times was provided with a copy of all but three volumes of what became known as the pentagon papers by confidence as sources, the government had advised the terms that if they publish this and it was all classified as top secret that the government would take steps, the government would go to court to get a court order barring the * from doing so. that is sort of the background of the case. every document in all these volumes was classified as top secret which
or whatever? . . it and three defense. you can almost sell it to america today as a package. [laughter] so, essentially they tend to believe that if you keep appeasing americans they will make more demands and we should remember in the modern mage that we appeal constantly to munich. if you appease people they will make greater demands grade you need to be firm from the very start. what is remarkable is the extent to which the british had tried to appease americans in their early stages. one of the victims of the so-called boston massacre where british troops -- boston one of the victims was irish and even as he was dying he said actually they were really restrained compared to how they would have behaved at arlington. [laughter] >> ladies and gentlemen -- [applause] >> up next on both tvs "after words" with guest host scott snyder director of the program in u.s.-korea policy. this week author sheila jager miyoshi in their latest book sub sub -- "brother at war" the unbending conflict in korea. the historian provides a complete overview the korean conflict on the occupation by japan during
that taiwan and south korea are not part of our defense perimeter. at it really complicated but a lot of events that might have prevented it, but i think the line itself set the course for a south korea or south -- yeah, south korea and north korea. i don't think at the end of the second world war and with the emerging cold war in europe, the soviets and the americans could have come together and created a unified korea at that point. >> host: you really set the stage for competing occupation. and so the fluidity of that period is interesting and actually you talked a little bit about the challenges of the respective occupations and efforts to work with local leaders. i wonder if you could say something comparing the occupation of -- soviet occupation and the u.s. occupation on the peninsula. >> guest: well, the soviet union actually had a lot easier time occupying the northern half because they had a reservoir of koreans who could speak -- i'm sorry -- of soviets who could speak korean. the soviet koreans, that's long and fascinating history in itself but a lot of -- at the end of th
of defense procures weapons systems, a system that is to a large degree broken, unfortunately. it is now even more important with defense funding likely to be restrained to reduce funding in the coming years, our legislators overseeing major defense acquisition programs to make sure they're efficient and effectsive is as important today as it's ever been. indeed, even more so. a recently released government accountability office, g.a.o., report that is highly critical of the navy's literal combat ship program brings me to the floor today. on that program, the navy plans to spend over $40 billion to buy a total of 52 sea frames and 64 so-called plug-and-play mission modules. these are modules that would be moved on and off depending on the mission that the literal combat ship is engaged in. the combined capability of those modules with the sea frames is supposed to give thee ships their intended lethality. until recently, my main concern with this program has been the unbridled growth to the cost to build the sea frames of the lead ship. the lead ship called the freedom, the steel-hulled versi
incoherent. american defenses were low and there was aimed the demobilization after world war ii. so it really took the korean war to create all the policies that we now see that is the permanent standing army, the huge defense budgets, the perception of the block and the idea that any communist victory anywhere is somehow a threat to american national security. all of that came about because of the curry in war and also because of the korean war there was a collision between government and defense industry. and so, the start of birth of the military-industrial complex that eisenhower leader warned the nation against in the military industrial 1861. for china the effect of the korean war was also a profound because the laws during the korean war we must remember that first china fought the world's greatest superpower to a standstill and that created a huge prestige for mao of the end of the century of humiliation in a sense. but there was also during the korean war then you start to see the campaigns that become very familiar later on in the great move forward and the cultural revolu
and habitat destruction that go to the city's. they start to move to make impact. by a political defensive way to bring private equity in two cities because they have relied on the municipal-bond market. if the fed is not what we know it to be. this can have a huge impact. >> i had a question about natural capital and have not carry the book and i don't know how that can help i like your comments on that. >>. >> what about the natural space flood plain and simply a one dash improve the economy of cities and urban areas? >> i think we see examples all over the country. it is a different type of gridlock and particularly in places of portland or get, it is that it the country but one of the few metropolitan areas go to the web site is called we build green cities. we protect the resources and said we build more denis communities and transit oriented with that has done is have the environment of thugs that basically are experts in sustainable products and services. what has happened last five or seven years given urbanization and in china and india people come to portland to really cast aside the
split between defense and domestic spending. and so what you're going to see in september is a real fight over that. democrats in the budget have presented. we don't respect. are going to have a grand bargain in september. republicans said we already have a grand bargain. that would be enough to make it difficult, but then you have libertarian, republican party. pass spending bills unless obamacare is defunded another dime goes to funding it. that is huge. that is another one. you're going to seek abortion arguments. so this is -- it's going to be a dramatic nine days. it is a congress that has not functioned well for some people would say even at all, but my own sense is that republicans are leading loud and clear. if they shut down the government again it is going to be something like what happened to newt gingrich in 1995. republicans have newly taken over the house. it provoked a crisis with president clinton and the government shut down twice. and in the and republicans are blamed. the next election. republicans would actually -- let think there will do everything possible to a
veteran's eyewitness account. followed live at 10 as president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel h2b out the korean war memorial to americans who served. american history tv every weekend on c-span3. >> house insurance committee chairman mike rogers warns that cyber espionage is the biggest national security threat america isn't quite ready to handle. his comments came during an event at the international institute for strategic studies. this is the 45 minutes. >> introducing congressman mike rogers. i'm steven simon from the executor after of iiss as the u.s. welcome to the iiss as u.s. can you hear me now? deafening. i'm executive director at iiss as u.s. i'm introducing understand mike r executive director at iiss as u.s. i'm introducing understand mike rogers, and with a great deal of pleasure. congress and rogers was elected to congress in 2000 that he came to congress from an unusual background. defense and law enforcement but he was an army officer and the fbi special agent before coming to the u.s. congress. he now has a very important and pivotal role in the house as chairma
that this was just total disintegration. i reckoned that their defensive positions wouldn't happen if we were attacked on the enemy hit us. we would be in serious trouble. so my first quarter after taking this over was by midnight i wanted us to fall back 300 yards, i wanted new positions dug. there were coca-cola's end soft drinks and men slept on cots and the weapons were rusty and ammunition was in the mud. it was just simply one that had been neglected for six months and they dug their new holes in other positions together with a lot of grumbling. who is this new guy. they would call me g.i. joe. exactly at midnight, as if i would have planned it, we got hit with everything that the and he could throw at us. fire, artillery, of all sorts. we took the defensive position and i have been away from troops from combat troops. i had been away from the war for a couple of years and i was nervous as nelly. i said, i hope i do not blow this thing. you can imagine these dilettantes that came in. as i was adjusting artillery and getting players in all of these good things to do under those circumsta
on at the time. they also defended the right of black women in self-defense holding up the case of rosa lee who defended herself against an attacker and sent to jail. there was a large campaign about that. that kind of organization adds women not around narrow gender issues, but the right of women to exert leadership around, you know, traditional womens' issues, black women's issues and freedom issues in general. another organization she worked with was the all-african freedom movement which she founded in london in 1961 with claudia jones who was new yorker originally from trinidad who was jailed and exiled for her communists beliefs. for her radical beliefs and they joined together to embrace the african des a per are a and talk about what liberations would mean for women all over the world. so we're holding up the issues i think was important. i think in term of how we see black women in history, i think we are still in a marcus syndrome. people fall in to it. i have looked in books it's embarrassing. we don't feel like token i. is necessary anymore. i think there's a way in which there's an
government facilitated by uganda's missile defense. mr. president we believe the talks between the government of the drc provide the best opportunity for resolving the crisis. the engagement between a government must be given priority for durable and peaceful solution. the successful conclusion of these talks will no doubt have a positive contribution in the national -- in the drc. we are glad to inform the council that since december 2012 there has been some progress in the talks with two key milestones. first the review of the peace agreement of 2009 between the government of the drc and the cm bp and agree on the status of implementation which was a significant step in confidence building. secondly, both parties have presented -- in 2013 in one draft and subject to negotiations. while these are commendable they raise serious concern about the commitment to the talks. before security council -- conclude the talks. the kona community to provide financial support to the mechanisms such as the fusion center and expanded unification unification -- mr. president the renewed fighting between the
defense -- quadrennial defense review produced by the department of defense concluded that climate change will affect the military and its missions, in particular low lying naval institutions such as pearl harbor hickham that could leave parts of the base flooded requiring millions of dollars in costly upgrades. with the united states rebalancing to the asian pacific region, sustaining our naval capabilities will be increasingly important for hawaii and for our nation. i know that the senator from rhode island has concerns about his own state and i yield to him. mr. whitehouse: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from rhode island. mr. whitehouse: as the senator from hawaii said it's not just hawaii, it's not just rhode island actually, it is all of our states that will be affected. dr. lynen who testified at our e.p.w. hearing is from florida atlantic university and she highlighted 0-sensitive florida will be to climate change. in her testimony she said the caribbean florida region has shown sea surface temperatures increase about two degrees fahrenheit per decade. concurre
, saying last week that he found s&p's puffery defense to be -- quote -- "deeply and unavoidably troubling." s&p's rationale should strike us all as deeply and unavoidably troubling because their legal defense -- this is s&p's legal defense -- says that no one could possibly rely on their ratings. but that was their job, to provide independent, objective, accurate ratings. millions of americans lost their jobs because s&p didn't do its job. they didn't -- s&p didn't do their one job. they have one job -- to provide accurate ratings. they didn't do their one job. they have no other job. i'm glad the department of justice is pursuing this case. but d.o.j.'s action is not enough. it is backward-looking, and it addresses past hamplet harms. my concern is that -- the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mr. franken: i would ask for about five more minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. franken: thank you. thank you. i'm glad the d.o.j. case is going forward. but, as said, it is not enough. it is backward-looking and addresses past harms. my concern is that the cond
. they called at this time national defense education act. it was all about america's defense. and what they said was, we will loan money to student loans across -- students across america to go to college. i think that their rationale was sound. if more americans went to college and got educated we would have the engineers and scientists we need to make this a strong nation from a defense point of view and from our economy point of view. so i thank the russians for launching sputnik and i thank the congress for creating the national defense education act because a kid from east stlooth st. louis, illinois, whose parents had eighth grade educations had a chance to go to college and he's standing here today in the united states senate. it was a good deal, too. the national defense education act said you don't have to pay it back until after you graduate, ten equal payments at 3% interest. i remember these because i was frightened to death in 1969 when i finished law school and added up all my student loans and they said to me you owe $8,500. i went home to my wife and i said we're doomed
security kind of levels off, discretionary spending we actually have made some both defense and nondefense, we've seen that go down. other mandatory programs. as you can see, mr. president, when it comes to deficit reduction and getting our debt under control, entitlement reform, that upper line that is going off the charts, is where the bodies are buried. yet if you listen to my friends on the other side of the aisle, the problem is not our entitlement programs. the problem, they say, is that the american people simply aren't being taxed enough. of course, the actual numbers tell a different story. over the last 40 years, federal revenues as a percentage of the gross domestic product have averaged roughly 17.9%. while in recent years that number has decreased due to the struggling economy, tax revenues are at a pace to rise above the historic average and settle around 19% of g.d.p. let me repeat that. absent any changes in tax law, revenues are set to rise above historic levels relative to g.d.p. or the gross domestic product. so despite my friends' claims to the contrary, the root of our
that he handled during his career as a criminal defense attorney and he shared stories from his returns is the mayor of las vegas. this is about one hour. >> the book is "being oscar." it is written by oscar goodman. mayor oscar goodman, why did you come to las vegas? >> we came here in 1964. i went to a wonderful liberal arts college in philadelphia. i loved every day of college. i went to law school at the university of pennsylvania and it was the time of the civil rights movement were was very active. the students that were there were interested in corporate law and the like. i had just gotten married. i felt bad that i wasn't supporting my wife. one day i decided to walk down to city hall to the da's office and say, you have a job. and i was very lucky because they took me to the office of arlen specter. he was just coming off of a win of the conviction of a teamster. i think i'm the only person that did that. and a wealthy widow was killed. two fellows took money and took it out to las vegas and they assigned me to going over there on a motion to suppress this. at the end of the me
includes the defensive legal challenge to congressional statutes, administration policies and federal agency actions. at the justice department he has devoted significant attention to the civil division, extensive docket of national security cases. he has worked with the office of the solicitor general to which he makes recommendations about supreme court cases. stuart delery has a strong track record of pro bono service. from 2007-2008 he supervised the team of lawyers that conducted an investigation on behalf of the district of columbia office of tax and revenue into the fact of $40 million in district of columbia funds by long-term employees, plead guilty to federal charges in 2008. the judiciary committee has received letters in support of stuart delery's nomination from a bipartisan group of current and former government officials and a group of assistant attorneys general for the civil division in the administration of presidents reagan, george h. w. bush, clinton and george w. bush. now i will turn to b. todd jones who i have known for a long time. we worked closely together as
manhattan. was on trial for the murder of a woman named elmer stands. mr weeks's defense attorneys were aaron burr and alexander hamilton. kind of interesting. really was remarkable trial that took place as the country was coming into being and to have these two rivals as your defense attorney. and won't give away the ending of the trial or the book itself. remarkable book as well. so far that is the book, books i am presently reading. >> let us know what you are reading this summer, tweet us at booktv. post it on our facebook page or send us an e-mail at booktv@c-span.org. >> the first problem with conventional ways of explaining secularization has to do with the historical time line. secularization has been understood by most great modern thinkers and for that matter plenty of mediocre ones as a process in which religion slowly but surely vanishes from the earth or it least it's more sophisticated precinct. as people become more educated and prosperous the collective story goes, the same people come to find themselves more skeptical of religion's premises. they find themselves less ne
has to go to a defense hearing that is important. senator koontz is going to try to return and others will be here. i will start with a question, explained your family to your son's especially, if the questions are devoted to your dad that doesn't mean it is a bad thing. mr stuart delery, any of us can read the job description of assistant attorney general for civil decision, division. having done his role on an interim basis how do you see your role, what are your primary responsibilities, what direction do you want to take the division? >> thank you for giving me a chance to talk about what the division does and they're really are two main roles. the civil division defend the government when it is sued, whether a constitutional challenge race to for many damages for breach of contract or personal liability. .. a powerful tool of the false claims act as well as other tools to pursue fraud against the government. last fiscal year we had a record recovery of more than, or just about $5 billion under the false claims act that i know senator grassley and other members of this committee h
-- you know. and, you know, there was an honest to god defense -- difference of opinion between the two sides. you had to reconcile who was going to be right and whoches going to be wrong. at the same time you had independent pollsters who had had some screening questioning. questions designed to ascertain who is and who isn't likely to vote. for example, historically people how much interest do you have in the upcoming election. historically that's been a pretty good question to determine who isn't and is likely to vote. apparently in 2012, it didn't work. a lot of the traditional questions that had usually worked didn't work in 2012. and so you sort of had the fill philosophical difference what the electorate was. it was going -- you had legitimate people that didn't have a thumb on the scale in any dprix direction that were using traditionally reliability yardsticks that weren't right. and so you had some result that were, you know, all over the map. and we're now beginning to see a lot more sort of nontraditional polling. both the obama and the romney campaigns. yes, they were doing
as secretary of defense being lambasted for saying you go to war with the army that you have. he was absolutely right. it sounded callous at the time but would you have to do is remain flexible. one of the things i had run into in researching this story and doing the story was if other opponents know that counterinsurgency is difficult for us and we are moving away from that and not applying mraps mraps will they adopt the strategies to hit us in our weak spot. it's absolutely true. for that reason i think a lot of the lessons that were learned in iraq and afghanistan despite some distaste for warfare need to be maintained. i'm not a big fan of getting rid of all but mraps that we spend tens of millions of dollars on. we may need them again but the idea that you are training for the last war at least in this case is not what they are doing. they are trying to train for what they think would be another war instead of a small war or counterinsurgency. i would like to think that they are flexible enough to be able to do both to preserve those lessons but the really scary emerging threats are happe
-span3's american history tv, president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel commemorate the 60th anniversary of the korean war, also saturday morning at ten. a look now at the future of u.s. energy production from this morning's "washington journal," this is about 35 minutes. >> this week, our america by the numbers segment looks at energy consumption here in the united states, what we produce, what we use, and we're talking about this because of a new report looking at international energy. our guests are adam, u.s. energy information administration administrator. thank you so much for being here, sir. >> good morning. >> host: joined by frank, he's with the center for strategic international studies serving as senior vice president and chair for energy and geopolitics. thanks to you for being here. headline today in the "wall street journal," because of the new report, saying "the u.s. sees a bloom in global energy use. the world uses far more of every type of energy in the coming decades, the u.s. energy department said thursday in a report that predicts china and india drive
was beth mchenry who was a communist organizer who had worked for the international labor defense on the scottsboro case in alabama, and she put him in touch with some communist organizers and the city and in "now let us praise famouse men" he writes actually he met with him several times. people who work, quote, spies and enemies. that's who he's talking about. his first night he went to the county where all sharecroppers unions had been founded to hear a speech by the conrad. so when he went to the south he was in the context of the communist party organizing. now over the next five years, his attitudes towards communism and the communist party changed. but, you know coming you can see that conflict in the epigraph to "now let us praise famouse men," which begins with a quote from the king juxtaposed a quote from the communist manifesto. but the fact that the communist manifesto reads quote code these words are here to mislead those will be misled by then." so with agee and you always get the kind of point and the conflict which is right there on the page. >> are you saying that
number or superior to remain. you adopt a defensive strategy. and this will work for you for a reason that's really important. we don't have to win. they have to win. as long as we don't lose, we win. and that's what happens. we never really when the war. they just decide to give up. you know, at the end of the war on the trees and there's over 3,000 british troops still in north america. but they just decided to leave. washington learns this lesson and some of 1776 or the thought process that leaves at the the lesson is that at that time to the it's hard for him to accept this. a potentially, he does. and if you think about it, many of the great generals in world history are losers. hannibal, napoleon, robert e. lee rommel. washington was not a good general. he lost more battles than he won. but he was a winner. he was a winner because of his resilience and the insight he had at the strategic level. i think my time is kind of up. i will end with one somewhat controversial question or statement. when the war in iraq was ratcheting up, i got a call from one of the hotbeds of the l.a. t
oscar." mr. goodman talk about cases he handled during his career as a defense attorney and shares stories from his terms as the mayor of las vegas. this is about an hour. the name of the book, it's written by the former las vegas mayor come oscar goodman.eing sc when did you come here and why? >> 1964. i went to a wonderful liberal arts college in the outskirts of >> w philadelphia and i loved every day of college. when i went to law school the university of pennsylvania was e time the civil rights movement wasi very active. however, the students that were there were interested in corporate law and the like. i just got married and felt i. supporting my life so one day i decided to walk down to the city hall call into the d.a office and said to you have ae s job is their clerkship available and i was very lucky because thr inspectors were just coming offo a win of a conviction in the united states.m we spoke and he said i would love to hire you.viction of i have a dollar an hour i think i'm the only person that went ts the law school but did that and a wealthy widow was killed and
in the military, foreign and internal defense. this is what it is supposed to look like. so it has a legacy to it, but honestly is a pretty good story, too. we try to write it like a thriller so if you're looking for an analysis on politics and a really good look at the government and what he did wrong in policy you want a peace center that gets you into bolivia 1967 and runs you through it in a kind of a fast-paced life and you will like this. so if there are any questions now, thank you all for coming out we appreciate you coming. let's get some questions now. i like the discussion. [applause] the >> i read the book after he spent 30 years with castro that there were three people castro feared. one of them disappeared in a plane trip that never in that anywhere the second one the arrested because castro didn't have the guts to do it himself and then the third one was che guevara who was out of control, and from what i am dressed in the book he was very clear in saying that he basically turned them over and sent him to bolivia to his death actually tipping off the american cia that, you know, ba
history tv, president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel commemorate the 60th anniversary of the korean war armistice. that's also this morning at 10. >> this summer booktv's been asking washingtonians, legislators and viewers what they're reading, and here's what some of you had to say. >> several panels discussed the themes of the book, and you can check that out on booktv.org. >> c-span's covered several events in which edward snowden's come up, watch those by searching for edward snowden on c-span.org. >> a few years ago, booktv or covered an event to talk about the monuments men, and you can watch that online at booktv.org. what are you reading this summer? post on our facebook wall, tweet us or send us an e-mail to let us know what's on your reading list. visit all our social media sites to see what others are reading, and we might even share your posts here on booktv. >> i think sort of interestingly that the korean war in a sense sort of helped the south korean, south koreans unify themselves in a way that was not there before. when the communists came down, they w
to do anymore. we need accountability, transparency. the bank would say in its defense, and it's true to some extent that it has made moves towards transparency. it has a website. you can go on the website. you can download the and reports back to 1930, two or three languages. you can see the list of staff that worked there and the bank has a twitter feed. mostly tweets in news about speeches by other central bankers and they say they've shifted towards that. but my position is there's so much further to go. and i think it will a just because how do we know it's going to happen to the future by looking at the past? throughout the decade for 70 years it's very smart institution. just continually reinvented itself, often under pressure but it has, knows how to adapt and how to move. like i said, when the european central bank left and it was no longer continue the year they realized with got to bring china and brazil and india. we have to do that. so i'm sure that will happen nowadays. what i propose is that the bank issue of the block of shares, well, first the banks set up a foundatio
in germany. we were just in defensive action. i was in the headquarters company at the infantry regiment and on the staff of the colonel with others. i had the rank of corporal. i escape the front line trench warfare but was subject accounts and artillery fire. spent much of the first birthday on the frontline, march 6th 1918. went out on patrol with the patrol group that night. we spent two months in that sector which was be cemented down. well, that was our first sector. two months later we were moved to another sector, the tool sector. .. >> thinks that it they have seen and done 85 years earlier. in fact, something i learned very quickly, people aged 100-113 is that at that age it's very much a matter of first and last out. and so most of these people could recall at least to some extent details of things they are done 80, 90, even 100 years earlier. there was a gentleman in fact named fred hale from new sharon main whom i interviewed in december of 2003 am one of the things we talked about was new year's day 1900. i'm not sure fred could of told him what he had for breakfast that mo
witness account. followed live at 10:00 as president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel pay tribute to americans who served american history tv every weekend on c-span 3. >>> thursday president obama delivered his first in a series of speeches on the economy and the middle class. next some of what speaker john boehner said in response to the speech. see this and other events related to the president's speech any time on our website, c-span.org. >> mr. speaker, my colleagues i was interested today to hear that the president of going to give a speech about the economy. after all republicans have a growth plan for growth and jobs. we've been focused on that plan and certainly welcome the president's ideas. but the white house said it's not expected to say anything new in our no new proposal in the speech. the president himself said -- change any minds, all right. well, so exactly what will change? what is the point? what is it going to accomplish? probably got the answer, nothing. it's a hollow shell. it's an easter egg with no candy. if the president wants to help he ought to improve
ought to be on the table, particularly defense spending. but future debt comes from the into side of the budget that remains untouched and that's the explosion of programs like social security. but we -- there's been a lot of threats -- we were told that the sky was going to fall, and "washington post" did a story of looking at the 46 myth wes have heard, automatic actually materialized, and only 11 and one of the things that is interesting this week to talk about when we talk about sequestration -- which is a very small opt -- amount of money which mostly affected the growth of spending. it's kind of -- don't really know how it's going to play out because government agencies have the ability to -- we have heard that it was going to be devastating for defense contractors, and they were going to -- just announced their profit and they're up 10% in spite of sequestration. so i think there's just a lot of hand-waving, threatening people, and that it's not going to be -- again, we agree, not the best way to go about cutting spending or being fiscally responsible, but i don't think all
of the defense appropriations bill. are you working on a similar proposal with democrats and republicans in the senate? >> i'm definitely working with democrats and republicans to overall this program dramatically. there's a number of discussions already. senators on both sides of the aisle and the discussions certainly have accelerated since that extraordinary house vote. we have already a quarter of the united states senator on record saying they are interested in pursuing, certainly, the issue that are central to the debate. that's the reason we insisted on finally getting answers. the answer to your question is yes, you'll see a strong and bipartisan effort in the senate to pick up on the work of the house and to fix a problem that i think intrude on the privacy and liberty of millions of law-abiding americans. >>> you watch all of of senator wyden's remarks. >> the first lady reflect the united states about what women are supposed to be today. are we suppose to be mom -- supposed to be first meat? to navigate that if the president is supposed to be head of state, and head of governm
, defense sector, in counterterrorism and a number of other areas. it's a strong relationship. i think the frustration we are all hearing from the business committee and others is that this relationship is not nearly achieving its potential precisely because of the policies that you identify. and that's a message we conveyed to our indian government counterparts last week, both from ourselves but also from the american business community. and the american business community that is interested in india that wants india to succeed and wants to invest there. our hope is that through these dialogues and including the trade policy forum, other high level dialogues, including at the vice president will be going there, i believe next week, and will be conveying similar messages, that we can help the indian government move towards addressing some of these concerns. we've seen some movement, even this week. we know there is more u.s. pork sent to a central american country of 7.7 million population compared to the european countries that make up 500 million. i think there needs to be some dispi
constantly use to attack the whole defined contribution concept and industry. the best defense of existing savings incentives, in my view, is to go on the offense and extend them to everyone. the third action step we need to take is to lift the bar on savings rates across the workplace savings system from the roughly 7% level we have achieved today through the current system to a new baseline of 10% plus or there is -- plus. there is no more driver of success than deferral rate. and i feel a fiduciary duty again to call for a 10% plus as the new industry baseline. we don't really serve anyone well by allowing them to believe that saving 3%, 5%, or even 7% is enough to ensure retirement readiness. so let's tell the people the truth, even if it's the hard truth. i know these three steps, to retirement security, are easy to say but hard to do. securing savings access for all will surely require a new legislation. moving to full auto designs, plus 10% less than deferral will require changing plan design and lifting current savings rates by 40-50% across tens of thousands of plans, and amman mi
on the top. the defense opened up like iceland volcano that we saw recently. they just start spewing lava. so again it's not explosive. it is law by using out of huge cracks and there's multiple events. answer in this northern area of 10 jia, this event went on for about i would say a thousand years. so it was 1000 your eruption. and what happened was over time the gases and ash that were released from the volcanic eruption were kind of like a super industrial revolution. they were releasing so much carbon into the environment that the climate first started to cool down and in the heat it into a super green's. the oceans became very aesthetic and creatures died out in incredible numbers but it was the worst mass extension of the planet has ever seen. by the end of that million year period, 95% of all species on the planet have died out. even insects i doubt which is very unusual. you usually don't see in sick to death in a mass extension but it was sea creatures, land creatures, plants. everybody was screwed by the volcano. but there was one survivor on land who kind of is the creature that a
question, though, we should remember that we've cut defense, we've cut domestic discretionary, and we've raised revenues. >> right. >> what we haven't done is dealt with social security or medicare. so the premise of your question that one party won't raise revenues, now, they're back to saying they won't raise revenues, we've done revenues, what we haven't done is party reform. since we're both sort of political independents, you would have wanted to invite some of the far right, but they would say, listen, we've done everything, but we haven't done entitlement reform yet. >> see, but that's a great example of how this conversation gets skewed in this perspective because one of the reasons why we have medicare -- we have done, actually, we have taken a lot of money out of medicare. we have lots of reform in medicare. it's in the accountable care act, it's just not counted -- >> but it went back into a new program. >> there's deficit reduction at the end of that because we're taking money out of health care reform be, i mean, there's lower money in medicare, and we're taking money out
by the defense department in its base exchanges and to pursue bonding and revolving loans. i would like to mention finally the significant impact of sequestration on the budgetary cuts to the national park service and its related bureaus. sequestration was designed to be inflexible damage in and indiscriminate and it is. it is undermining the work we need to do one or many fronts. it's increasing our backlog is eroding our workforce and differing important work. to conclude the national park service will continue to pursue new and creative ways to address its funding needs and i want to thank our many partners who are here who have come to us with these ideas and i appreciate the support of congress to resolve this extraordinary challenge. thank you. >> director jarvis thank you very much. because of a number of senators here i'm going to ask one question. director jarvis can get us started and recognize their colleagues. director jarvis for decades the park service has recommended expanding the oregon caves national monument and one of the primary reasons has been because the existing
that did not work in sanford be, florida. dealing with stand your ground. dealing with the self-defense that lines up people who want to not do right can use to avoid prosecution. but one thing we have to concede is that we're not getting killed with a fist. we're getting killed with guns in the wrong hands and bullets, and you have to ask yourself where are all these coming from. so the justice working group and the congressional black caucus, we're hearing all of that, is going to to the hard questions -- ask the hard questions, produce legislation and also soon the resources -- seek the resources. because there's nothing wrong with asking, as bobby has said, let children be our priority from the federal level that deals with education and summer jobs. and i will leave to the experts about how the gangs are moving around, whether it's turf, whether it's drugs or whether it's one gang against another. but we do know seem are dying. and i think we need to leave here with the burden of the members who put together an omnibus, an emergency plan and funding. and i can tell you that no one
think it's fitting that friday is a job day and you get to do your blogging and defenses. what's it like to be the hearse and who was thrown out there on jobs days month after month, sometimes it's good news, often overdone it was bad news? >> is not the easiest day of the month for me. i tell you what i find problematic about it. i tried to take a long view, the numbers are very volatile. i added a paragraph to my statement as the administration cautions every month, the jobs number's are very volatile, they get revised, and people make too much out of the monthly numbers. i had not -- in the month report. what i try to do is look at the 12 month change. there are issues about adjustments causing some blips in the data also. if you look at the change from july to july, you abstract from that. and i've found if you look over the course of this recovery, on a rolling 12 month basis, we've been creating about 2 million, 2.1, 2.2 million jobs a year for the last two and half years. and i think when you look at in that perspective, you're a little bit less inclined to overreact to the news,
of defense and of the u.s. agency for international development. in addition, my service as the fhfa inspector general demonstrates i have the skills, judgment and experience necessary to manage a large office of inspector general and in dependably oversee an agency with significant program responsibilities and financial resources. in this role, i've gained 80 appreciation for the critical mission of inspectors general within the federal government agencies as well as the importance of conducting vigorous an independent objective oversight. as fhfa's first inspector general, i was responsible for building an organization from the ground up and putting high during approximately 140 professionals. my office of oversight responsibilities for fannie mae and freddie mac, which have received approximately $187 billion to keep them solvent -- this is taxpayer money. from the outset of the office formation, by employing innovative strategies to maximize results, including collaborating with inspectors general to leverage resources and benefit from best practices. to date, my team has publish
not support the irish rule. do not iris finalizes tax credit will it offered no substantive defense of his decision to extend tax credits through federal changes. a cursory statement verified no provision of tax credits are to identify any relevant legislative history to support its position. hard to see how this rulemaking satisfied the apa requirements in recent decision-making. to this day neither the iris for supporters have been able to come up with the statement prayer to or contemporaneous to the packers -- passing of the act. there are many statements available in all 50 states as there are many statements at all 50 states would eagerly create and implement exchanges. there even statements that states be required to create exchanges. something definitely federal government cannot compel. what there is not as a single statement saying the tax credit would be available in federal exchanges because no one assumed that the federal exchanges will be necessary which explains why they opted not provide any funding for the federal exchange months after the rule was issued after members of
contract corruption task force. it included the state department ig, department of defense, sigar, sigir and i was intricately involved in usaid as well. fbi, was very involved in working this case. case. i supervise, also is deputy chief of the front section at the time in many of those cases were provided to folks in my section. so i supervi a lot of the prosecution involved in iraq and afghanistan, and they involved corruption, bribery, all sorts of contract fraud. so i'm very familiar with that. >> good, that's because and i didn't do kabul in that realm. >> in late march the state department's oig notified the department is going to start a special review of the accountability review board process in order to determine, i think the effectiveness of the whole process, but also specifically mentioned recommendations regarding are convening in the aftermath of benghazi. i would love to talk about how that worked as progressing or you are not there yet, what would be your hope in terms of continuing that work and looking at the accountability and how they can be made most helpful to the
. the secretary then certifies that her department has achieved operational control. the defense of operational control is weakened from current lawsm thlaw.the bill defines it- quote -- "conditions in which there is not lower than 90% illegal border crossing effectiveness rate informed by situational awareness and a significant reduction in the movement of illicit drugs and other contraband through such areas." the government accountability office would attest if certification for operational control is truly done. what if the secretary never certifies this? what if the g.a.o. says the secretary's certification isn't accurate. if the department fails to achieve control of the border, then they have to issue a report to explain why. again, it lacks any true accountability for this or any future administration to actually secure the border. finally, i want to mention one part of the house bill that is most concerning to me. during committee markup, an amendment in the house was accepted that would require a plan on the exit tracking system and unfortunately there's no beef to it. implementation
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